Publications

Successful elite sport policies: An international comparison of the Sports Policy factors Leading to International Sporting Success (SPLISS 2.0) in 15 nations.

De Bosscher, V., Shibil, S., Westerbeek, H., & van Bottenburg, M. (2015). Meyer & Meyer Verlag.

 

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The global sporting arms race

De Bosscher, V., Bingham, J., Shibli, S., Van Bottenburg, M., De Knop, P. (2008). The global Sporting Arms Race. An international comparative study on sports policy factors leading to international sporting success. Aachen: Meyer & Meyer. ISBN: 978-1-84126-228-4. (173p)

 

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Core publications

Theoretical model

De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., van Bottenburg, M., Shibli, S. (2006). A conceptual framework for analysing Sports Policy Factors Leading to international sporting success. European Sport Management Quarterly, 6 (2), 185-215.

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Methods

De Bosscher, V., Shibli, S., van Bottenburg, M., De Knop,P., Truyens, J. (2010). Developing a methodology for comparing the elite sport systems and policies of nations: a mixed research methods approach. Journal of Sport Management, 24, 567-600

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Results

De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., van Bottenburg, M., Shibli, S., Bingham, J. (2009). Explaining international sporting success. An International comparison of elite sport systems and policies in six nations. Sport Management Review, 12, 113-136

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Other SPLISS Publications

De Bosscher, V., A Mixed Methods Approach to Compare Elite Sport Policies of Nations. A Critical Reflection on the Use of Composit Indicators in the SPLISS Study. Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics. Special issue: Research Methodologies and Sports Scholarship, editors James Skinner & Terry Engelberg, Griffith University. Journal of Global Sport Management, 1(3-4), 70-89

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Truyens, J., De Bosscher V., Sotiriadou P., Heyndels, B. An Analysis of Countries’ Organizational Resources, Capacities and Resource Configurations in Athletics. Journal of Sport Management.: 1-52, 30, 5 , 566-585.

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Truyens, J., De Bosscher, V., Heyndels, B. (2016). Competitive Balance in Athletics.

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De Bosscher, V., Shibli, S., Westerbeek, H. & Van Bottenburg, M. Convergence and Divergence of Elite Sport Policies: Is There a One-Size-Fits-All Model to Develop International Sporting Success. Journal of Global Sport Management, 1-20. doi:10.1080/24704067.2016.1237203

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Sotiriadou, P., Brouwers, J., De Bosscher, V., Cuskelly, G. The role of inter-organizational relationships on elite athlete development: The case of tennis in Flanders. Journal of Sport Management, 2016, http://dx.doi.org/10.1123/jsm.2016-0101

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De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., VERTONGHEN, J. A multidimensional approach to evaluate the policy effectiveness of elite sport schools in Flanders. Sport in Society: Cultures, Commerce, Media, Politics, p. 1596-1621

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Veerle De Bosscher

De Bosscher, V. (2007). Sports Policy Factors Leading to International Sporting Success. Published doctoral thesis. Brussels: VUBPRESS. ISBN-978-905487-421-8 (347p)

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Jasper Truyens

Jessie Brouwers

Leandro Mazzei

Andreas Ch. Weber, Hippolyt Kempf, Simon Shibli, and Veerle De Bosscher, Measuring competition in the Olympic Winter Games 1992–2014 using economic indices. Managing Sport And Leisure Vol. 21 , Iss. 6,2016

Brouwers, J., De Bosscher, V., Schaillée, H., Truyens, J., Sotiriadou (2010). The relationship between performances at U14 international youth tournaments and later success in tennis. Journal of Medicine and Science in Tennis, 15 (3), 21-25. [JSMT Best paper award 2011]

De Bosscher, V., Bingham, J., Shibli, S., Van Bottenburg, M., De Knop, P. (2010). The global Sporting Arms Race. An international comparative study on sports policy factors leading to international sporting success. ICSSPE Bulletin, No. 58, Special feature on Ethical Issues in Coaching, pp. 23-28 (online: www.iccspe.org). ISBN

De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P. & van Bottenburg, M. (2008). Sports, culture and society: Why the Netherlandsare successful in elite sports and Belgiumis not? A comparison of elite sport policies. Kinesiologia Slovenica. 14(2), 21-40.

De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., Heyndels, B.(2003). Comparing relative sporting success among countries: create equal opportunities in sport. Journal for Comparative Physical Education and Sport, 3 (3), 109-120.

De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., Heyndels, B.(2004). Comparing tennis success among countries. International sport studies, 25 (1), 49-69.

De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., Van Aken, I., Heyndels, B. (2003). International comparison of tennis success. Journal of Medicine and science in tennis, 8 (3), 16-17.

De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., van Bottenburg, M., (2009). An analysis of homogeneity and heterogeneity of elite sport systems in six nations.  International journal of Sports Marketing and Sponsorship. 10(2), 111-131. ISSN 1464-6668 (International Marketing Reports Ltd)

De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., Van Bottenburg, M. (2007). An international comparison of elite sports policies in six nations. [Een internationale vergelijking van het topsportbeleid in zes landen]. Sport en Geneeskunde. The Flemish/Dutch journal of sports medicine and sports science, 2, 20-26.

De Bosscher, V., Heyndels, B., De Knop, P., van Bottenburg, M., Shibli, S. (2008). The paradox of measuring success of nations in elite sport. Belgeo, 9 (2), 1-18.

De Bosscher, V., Shibli, S., van Bottenburg, M. (2011). Measuring competitiveness of nations in elite sport policies: renewing the debate on comparing nations. Economia and Athlitismos, 11 (1), pp. 21-33.

De Bosscher, V., Shilbury, D., Van Hoecke, J., Theeboom, M., De Knop, P. (2011). Effectiveness of national elite sport policies: A multidimensional approach applied to the case of Flanders. European Sport Management Quarterly. 11 (2), 115-141.

Legg, D., De Bosscher, V. (2006). How does Canadastack up: Comparing Canada’s Sport Policies to five other nations. Impact, 70-78.

Legg, D., De Bosscher, V., Shibli, S., Van Bottenburg, M.  (2011). What is the Ideal Paralympic Sport System? Future research directions. ICSSPE Bulletin, No. 61, Special issue ‘Essays on the Paralympic Movement: Certainties and Doubts’ (online: www.iccspe.org).

Shibli, S, Gratton, C. and Bingham, J (2012). A forecast of the performance of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in the London 2012 Olympic Games. Managing Leisure, 17 (2-3), 274-290.

Shibli, S. and Bingham, J. (2008) A forecast of the performance of China in the Beijing Olympic Games 2008 and the underlying performance management issues, Managing Leisure: An International Journal, 13, 3-4, 272-292

Weber, A. Ch., Kempf, H., De Bosscher, V., & Shibli S. (2017). Competition in Olympic winter disciplines: Introducing economic measures to analyse market. Managing Sport and Leisure, 21(6), 399-420. doi: 10.1080/23750472.2017.130423

Dijk, Bake, De Bosscher, Veerle & van Bottenburg, Maarten (2015). Topsportbeleid in relatie tot prestaties (pp. 224-248). In: Tiessen-Raaphorst, A. Rapportage Sport 2014. Den Haag: SCP.

Maarten Van BottenburgVan Bottenburg, M. (2013). ‘Passion alone is not longer enough’: the reframing of elite sport from a private trouble to a public issue (pp. 126-142). In: Leisink, Peter, Boselie, Paul, Bottenburg, Maarten van & Hosking, Dian Marie (eds.) (2013). Managing Social Issues. A Public Values Perspective. Cheltenham/Northampton: Edward Elgar.

De Bosscher, V., Truyens, J.,  van Bottenburg, M., Shibli, S., (2012). Comparing apples with oranges in international elite sport studies: is it possible? In D. Harald and S. Söderman (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Sport and Business – in press

Shibli, S., De Bosscher, V., van Bottenburg, M., Bingham, J. (2012).  Forecasting the performance of nations in elite sport. In L. Robinson, P. Chelladurai, G. Baudet and P. Downward. Routledge Handbook of Sport Management (pp. 86-100).Oxon,UK: Routledge. ISBN: 978-0-415-58788-4

van Bottenburg, M., De Bosscher, V. (2011). “An assessment of the impact of sport development on sport participation ?” An assessment of the impact of sport development on elite sport success. In B. Houlihan, B. (Ed). Handbook on Sport Development (accepted). 575 – 595. London: Routledge. ISBN: 9780415479967

De Bosscher, V., van Bottenburg, M. (2011). “ELITE FOR ALL, ALL FOR ELITE ?” An assessment of the impact of sport development on elite sport success. In B. Houlihan, B. (Ed). Handbook on Sport Development. pp: 575 – 595. London: Routledge. ISBN: 9780415479967

Van Bottenburg, M. (2008). ‘Topsport’. In: Koen Breedveld & Carlijn Kamphuis (red.). Rapportage Sport 2008. ’s-Gravenhage: SCP, pp. 257-279.

De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., Heyndels, B. (2006). En de winnaar is … Rusland. Een methode om het relatief succes van landen te bepalen. In P. De Knop, J. Scheerder & B. Vanreusel (Eds). Sportsociologie. Het spel en de spelers (pp213-229). Maarssen: Elsevier. ISBN: 9035224884

De Knop, P., De Bosscher, V., van Bottenburg, M. (2006). Topsport in Vlaanderen en Nederland: een wereld van verschil. In P. De Knop, J. Scheerder & B. Vanreusel (Eds). Sportsociologie. Het spel en de spelers (pp201-213). Maarssen: Elsevier. ISBN: 9035224884

Van Bottenburg, M., De Bosscher, V., De Knop, P., Shibli, S. & Bingham, J. (2006). ‘Topsport’. In: Koen Breedveld & Annet Tiessen-Raaphorst (red.), Rapportage Sport 2005. ’s-Gravenhage: SCP, pp. 269-296.

Different SPLISS partners have produced their own policy reports and numerous publications. A summary, of those that are known to us, are shown below.

 

  • Brazil: Ter Böhme, M.T. et al. – GEPAE, EEFE, LATECA (2014). International comparison of elite sport policies (spliss) – descriptive analysis of brazilian results. Universiade De Sao Paulo.

ENGLISH VERSION: http://www.eefe.usp.br/lateca/web/index.php/en/gepetij/research-reports/218-international-comparison-of-elite-sport-policies-spliss-descriptive-analysis-of-brazilian-results

PORTUGUESE VERSION: http://www.eefe.usp.br/lateca/web/index.php/pt/2-sem-categoria/143-analise-descritiva-dos-resultados-brasileiros-spliss

  • Canada: Legg, D. (2014). Sport Policies Leading to International Sporting Success – Blog for Canadian Sport for Life, http://canadiansportforlife.ca/blog/sport-policies-leading-international-sporting-success-spliss-dr-david-legg
  • Denmark: Storm, R.K., & Jørgensen, L.T. (2012), Elitesportsmiljøet i Danmark 2012: Analyse af det danske eliteidrætsmiljø baseret på undersøgelsen. ‘Sport Policy Factors Leading to International Sporting Success’ (SPLISS). Copenhagen: Danish Institute for Sports Studies.  http://www.idan.dk/vidensbank/downloads/elitesportsmiljoeet-i-danmark-2012/e6428881-cad5-49ce-bca7-a1b3008dc3bb
  • Denmark : Storm, R.K., & Jørgensen, L.T. (2014), Sport Policy Factors Leading to International Sporting Success (SPLISS): Dansk eliteidræt i international sammenligning – foreløbige resultater. Copenhagen: Danish Institute for Sports Studies.  http://www.idan.dk/vidensbank/downloads/sport-policy-factors-leading-to-international-sporting-success-(spliss)/2b831502-c6aa-408e-a7bd-a30800a59764
  • Estonia: Report in Estonian: http://www.riigikontroll.ee/DesktopModules/DigiDetail/FileDownloader.aspx?FileId=11334&AuditId=2209
  • Estonia: Summary in English: http://www.riigikontroll.ee/DesktopModules/DigiDetail/FileDownloader.aspx?FileId=11572&AuditId=2209
  • Finland: Kärmeniemi, M., Mäkinen, J. & Lämsä, J. (2012).SPLISS –urheilujärjestelmät. Suomen kansallinen väliraportti (SPLISS – sport systems. The I national report of Finland). KIHUn julkaisusarja nro 39. http://www.kihu.fi/tuotostiedostot/julkinen/2012_kar_spliss_ii__sel21_11949.pdf
  • Flanders: De Bosscher, V., De Croock, S. (2012). Trends in het Vlaams topsportklimaat. Evaluatie volgens topsporters, trainers en topsportcoördinatoren: 2-meting (2003-2007-2011)[Trends in the elite sport climate in Flanders. Evaluation according to elite athletes, coaches and high performance directors]. Brussel: VUB. ISBN: 9789090272788. http://www.vub.ac.be/SBMA/sites/default/files/Trends%20in%20het%20Vlaams%20topsportklimaat-2012.pdf
  • Japan: Funahashi, H., Nagamatsu, J., Shirai, K., Yamashita, S., Nakamura, H., Yamada, E., Waku, T., De Bosscher, V., Mano, Y. (2013). International Journal of Sport and Health Science Success Drivers in the Japanese Elite Sport System: An Examination Based on Evaluations of the Elite Sport Climate by Elite Athletes. Asian Sports Management Review, 7, 1999
  • Japan: Japan Sport Council & Waseda University (2012). Elite sport kankyo chousa: chousa houkokusho [Elite sport climate survey: Analysis report] Retrived from:  http://www.manosemi.net/direct/topics/topics_pdf_download/topics_id=240&no=1
  • The Netherlands: Van Bottenburg et al. (2012). Bloed, zweet en tranen en een moment van glorie [blood, sweat, tears and a moment of glory]. Niewegein. Arko Sports Media; Van Bottenburg, et al. (2009). Op jacht naar goud. Het topsportklimaat in Nederland, 1998-2008. Nieuwegein: ARKO Sports Media; Van Bottenburg, et al. (2003). Ontwikkelingen in het topsportklimaat in Nederland (1998-2002), Nieuwegein: Arko Sports Media.
  • Northern Ireland: Donelly, P., Shibli , S. (2014). Sport Policy Factors Leading To International Sporting Success: An audit of the elite sport development system in Northern Ireland – http://www.sportni.net/research/recent-research/2013-2/?pg=2
  • Portugal: Carvalho, Pedro e Canelas, Rui (2013) RELATÓRIO NACIONAL DO SPLISS – versão em língua portuguesa. Ed. impressa única
  • Spain: Vilanova, A; Inglés, E.; Martin, A & Gonzàlez, S. (2011). Memoria Científico-Tècnica: Factores de la política deportiva española que conducen al éxito deportivo a nivel internacional (Report: Sports Policy Factors Leading to International Spanish Sporting Success”). Consejo Superior de Deportes. Expedient 095/UPB10/11. Registro: 11329. https://inefcgiseafe.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/splissspain4.pdf
  • Switzerland : Kempf, H., Weber, A. Ch., Renaud, A., & Stopper, M. (2014). Elite sport in Switzerland. Snapshot SPLISS-CH 2011. Magglingen: Federal Office of Sport. Document available at: http://www.baspo.admin.ch/internet/baspo/de/home/dokumentation.parsys.000104.downloadList.92617.DownloadFile.tmp/brospliss2011escreen.pdf